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said president obama has gained significant ground over mitt romney in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. we have more on this. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. both are scrambling for support in those potentially make-or-break states. today honing in on ohio. by bus or by plane for mitt romney and paul ryan this election could come down to one state. >> o.h. o.h.! works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing states shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up 10 points in the buckeye state, he had a six point lead before the convention. >> ohio we tried what they are selling. it didn't work, we don't like it, we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the president has a nine point lead over romney and in pennsylvania he's maintained a double digit advantage for a couple of months now. but it's ohio that's been the main focus of the campaign. with pr
morning. ohio is considered a must-win for both candidates. they've been spending so much time that governor kasich joked they should start paying taxes in the state. it illustrates how important this handful of swing states are. president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we have people that are hurting, we have people that are disabled and poor and they need our help and receive our help. we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls shows romney trailing the president on the question of which candidate cares about my needs. but time is running out for governor romney to change voters' minds. early voting is under way in two dozen states. it starts today in iowa and next week in ohio. that has b
: with the election possibly in the balance in ohio, both sides are campaigning hard. both candidates have been here 13 times this year and they will both be here tomorrow. >> here in ohio we're not better off under president obama. >> reporter: they're also flooding the airwaves with television ads. >> romney's never stood up to china. >> reporter: they spent more money here than any other battleground state. since may, the president and the outside groups supporting his campaign have spent $47.9 million. $40.6 million by the campaign and more than $7 million by the outside groups. that's more than romney's team, which has spent $43 million on ads in ohio, $20.5 million by the campaign and more than $22 million by the groups. now, another reason ohio is so important is what it says about those other battleground states. scott, it's really a bellwether, and if romney can't pull off ohio it's hard to see some of those bluer states like pennsylvania and michigan breaking his way. >> pelley: jan, thanks very much. the president is headed to ohio tomorrow. today he was in new york for the annual gatheri
really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: on thursday, both candidates were in another battleground state. >> how's it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate, ahead of the face-off in denver, both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates, as you know. there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a stat
ask influence votes being cast right now. both candidates have traveled to early-voting states to implore voters to cast their ballots. barack obama will be preparing for debates in nevada, where cbs expects 65% of vote voters to vote early. his presence in the state of nevada stirs up activities for democrats who then will try to arck up their voters early. if a campaign can get lots of voters to vote early, then the campaign can spend its time and resources in other battleground states with other voters. >> pelley: these early votes aren't counted until election day. i wonder how do the campaigns know how people are voting early? >> the secretary of state in most of the early voting states hports daily the names of those who voted-- not how they voted, just that they did. what the campaigns then do is match that against the lists of voters they've identified over the years. so if mrs. jones has asked for an early ballot but isn't on that daily report, the campaign will contact her. this is why ground game matters. they often know what mrs. jones ndres about, and that's what t
to presidential politics. the first debate is coming up on wednesday. usually both sides try to lower expectations for their candidates. that's what president obama did on sunday. but one of mitt romney's leading supporters had a different view. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers, who's going to put the most points on the board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> i've seen mitt romney do this before. he's going to come in wednesday night. he's going to lay out his vision for america. he's going to contrast with what his view is with what the president's record is. the president's view for the future. this whole race is going to be turned upsidedown come thursday morning. >> national journalist white house correspondent major garrett is with us. good morning. >> great to be with you. >> what surprise might we expect? what's the strategy for these two going into this debate? >> why did governor christie say what he said? he knows governor romney needs an audience. if you look at the national polling data, abc/"washington
it will be the third straight day president of, and they're running to to appear in the same state yesterday both men attended events in ohio another state considered crucial to success in november the latest polls show president obama's be in the back i states. the campbell soup co. is shutting down in northern california plans here to talk about your business news is jason brooks. good morning. >>> good morning unfortunate news for a number of employees of the campbell soup clinton sacramento the company announces this morning it sets down to plant one sacramento and a much smaller one in new jersey this sacramento plant closure will affect 700 employees have there is some video from its sister station in sacramento of the plants this will take place of the next several months the plant will close down july 20th 13 they say this it is dating a ton of money in doing so will streamline its supply and distribution chain is not done as well as many thought would coming out of the recession. dealing with a lot of economic information this morning including news on the job market which is better for is
of an opinion piece mitt romney wrote for today's "wall street journal." he critiqued president obama's handling of the events in the middle east. romney said president has misapplied americans understanding. he wrote we must restore our economic strength, our military strength and the strength of our values. both candidate are prepping for their first debate against each other this wednesday in denver focusing on domestic issues. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: the president enters the final month before the elections within reach of the number of electoral votes needed to win but he continues to battle criticisms over how the white house handled last month's attack in benghazi, libya. more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> stand with me and work with me, we'll win clark county again. we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the president's last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. like his opponent, he's trying
with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger strcare is to repeal obamacare. oboos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in new orleans, he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that sajorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaining medicare's current system of benefits. in flagler beach, florida, walt azie has some serious questions for romney. >> i think romney will turn the economy around but it's the other issues that we don't know about. >> reporter: like what? >> like the med
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